PLATTE COUNTY - If the coronavirus affixes itself to surfaces as they say, then the least number of surfaces you can touch in a day should be minimal. Those men and women who touch the surface of thousands of articles of mail each day are unsung heroes in our community, putting themselves in harms way each and every time they go out to deliver mail.
“I’m worried about it with my kids,” said Wheatland USPS delivery driver, Sean Collins. “Luckily we don’t have anything here yet.”
There have been no restrictions or directives to the Postal Service, but what if the mail had to be shut down?
“If that happened, we’d keep going until they told us not to,” Collins said. “I don’t know… we’d just keep swimming.”
Some of the precautions that the workers follow are the same set of precautions that the entire world is hearing.
“I wash my hands,” Collins said. “We don’t even hand our scanners over any more to people to sign. We actually just sign their name and then just show them that it was signed. We are trying to keep minimal contact.”
As the traditional saying goes: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
You can now add “pandemic” to the list of things that will not stop the mail from getting through nor the Postal workers from completion of their appointed rounds.